Foreign Bodies

Elisabetta di Sopra, Giancarlo Marcali & Ilaria Margutti

‘To be really medieval one should have no body. To be really modern one should have no soul. To be really Greek one should have no clothes.’

- Oscar Wilde

Our relationship with our bodies is ambivalent, despite phenomenology’s claim: ‘flesh is at the heart of the world’ [Merleau–Ponty]; we remain reluctant to explore this, to probe the body’s fragility, thereby bolstering our understanding of embodiment itself.

126 Artist-Run Gallery presents the work of Italian artists Elisabetta di Sopra, Giancarlo Marcali and Ilaria Margutti in a multi– disciplinary exhibition of textile, video and photography. Developed in partnership with Amistadelab supported by the Arts Council Ireland Project Award.